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Valparaiso Crusaders vs Youngstown State Penguins Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Youngstown State PenguinsValparaiso Crusaders
15-13February 22, 2014, 04:00 | Athletics-Recreation Center16-12

The Valparaiso Crusaders will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Youngstown State Penguins at Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Crusaders bring a 16-12 record (13-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-13 Penguins, who are 9-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Valparaiso go 7-15-1 so far and the Penguins go 11-10.

View Youngstown State Penguins vs Valparaiso Crusaders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Youngstown State before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 192-rated Youngstown State taking on the No. 87-rated Crusaders in this contest.

In their last action, Youngstown State was an 88-83 winner at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Kendrick Perry poured in a team-high 35 points for Youngstown State on Thursday, as they defeated Wisc-Milwaukee 88-83 at Beeghly Center.

Valparaiso was a 67-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Valparaiso got 11 points from Jubril Adekoya but lost anyway, 67-53, to Wisc-Green Bay on Thursday at Resch Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Valparaiso's No. 41-rated squad against Youngstown State's No. 215-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Valparaiso rates No. 68 in the country with 7.11 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 42 nationally with 7.61 per match.

A few Penguins at Crusaders trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Youngstown State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 7 games
Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Valparaiso is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Valparaiso's last 9 games
Valparaiso is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Youngstown State at Cleveland State, Tuesday, February 25th
Valparaiso at Wright State, Tuesday, February 25th